Jure Jakob was born in 1977 in Celje. He holds a master’s degree in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. He has written five volumes of poetry (Tri postaje [Three stations], Budnost [Wakefulness], Zapuščeni kraji [Deserted places], Delci dela [Bits of work], Lakota [Hunger]), the monograph study of Lojze Kovačič Otroški pogled [Childish regard], the book of essays Hiše in drugi prosti spisi (Houses and other free writing) and three illustrated children’s poetry picture books (Morje [The sea], Skrivni gozd [Secret forest], Tri vrane s platane [Three ravens from the plane tree]). He has received the following awards for his work: the Golden Bird (2004), for promising young Slovenian artists; the Critical Sieve (2016), for the best book of the past year; the Rožanc Prize (2016), for the best essay collection of the past year, and the Prize of the Prešeren Foundation (2019) for the poetry book Lakota. He lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia.